About Us

W.E.B. Du Bois, Erving Goffman, Dorothy Swaine Thomas, and E. Digby Baltzell all broke new sociological ground while working at the University of Pennsylvania. As one of the oldest departments of sociology in the country, Penn Sociology continues its tradition of excellence with twenty-plus award-winning, distinguished faculty recognized for their scholarly achievements and leadership in the field.

Upcoming Events

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Jan 28, 2020 at - | McNeil 435

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Maria C. Abascal, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Jan 29, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Family & Gender: Peter Harvey, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Tearing up and Tidying up: Gender, Class, and Children's Domestic Work"
Jan 31, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367